Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ghosts of the Civil Dead

Heartbreaking. This Ambrotype of a young girl was supposedly found between a dead Union and dead Confederate soldier after the battle of Fort Republic, Virginia during the American Civil War. The Museum of the Confederacy is seeking help in identifying the people in 8 photographs similarly found on battlefields. Sounds like the beginning of a great novel a la Cold Mountain. The girls in the Daguerreotype below could almost pass for Sally Mann's children. More details here.

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